Jaksul Cha (Green Tea)

Sparrow’s Tongue

High quality artisan teas are often referred to as Jaksul Cha in Korea.

Gamnong Jaksul Green Tea from the 2008 harvest
Sejak (first flush) green tea from South Korea

Jaksul (jahk-suhl, sometimes spelled Jakseol) = directly translates into “sparrow’s tongue”, referring to the tea leaf’s resemblance to the delicate shape of a sparrow’s tongue.

Cha (cha) = tea

As with all “tea”, Jaksul Cha (green tea) comes from the camellia sinensis, which is the species of plant whose leaves and buds are used to produce tea. For thousands of years, this plant has been the fundamental source for white, green, oolong and black teas.

Jaksul Cha is graded according to a balance of leaf size and time harvested.